Pay as you go

Using contactless or Oyster on River Bus services

You can pay as you go using contactless or Oyster on MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus services. These journeys do not count towards caps.

Only touch in on the yellow card reader when asked to board by a member of MBNA Thames Clippers staff and remember to touch out again at the end of your journey, or when changing boats. A member of MBNA Thames Clippers staff must see you touch in.

You can't top up at River Bus piers, so if you're using Oyster make sure you've enough pay as you go credit before you travel.

Using Oyster on River Tours

You can't use contactless or Oyster to pay as you go on River Tours, but you can use the credit on your Oyster card to buy a paper ticket for Thames River Services and Circular Cruise Westminster River Tours, from pier ticket offices.

You cannot use your pay as you go credit to buy tickets for any other River Tours.

Contactless can be used to buy tickets at piers.

Discounts

Travelcards

You can get a third off MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus and most sightseeing River Tours if you have a Travelcard, whether it's a paper ticket or on your Oyster card. Just show it to the staff when buying your ticket.

If you are travelling on MBNA Thames Clippers services using Oyster to pay as you go and have a Travelcard on your Oyster card, the discounted fare will be charged when you touch in on the yellow card reader.

Child rates

Young people aged 5-15 years pay child fares on most services (4-15 on the London Eye River Cruise and 5-16 on City Cruises).

Under 5s travel free.

Students and Apprentices

NUS student card holders get a discount on some services - check when you buy your ticket.

18+ Student and Apprentice Oyster photocard holders get a discount on MBNA Thames Clippers season tickets only.

Freedom Pass and War Veterans

Freedom Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders pay half the adult fare on MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus services and many River Tours.

Veterans Oyster photocard holders pay half fare on MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus services.

Senior citizen rates

Where senior citizen rates are offered, these also apply to those of pensionable age who do not have a Freedom Pass. Check when buying your ticket.

River Bus and River Tour services

These are operated by independent companies:

River Bus

River Bus

Operated by MBNA Thames Clippers:

RB1: Battersea Power Station - North Greenwich

RB2: Battersea Power Station - London Bridge City

RB4: Canary Wharf  - Doubletree Docklands Nelson Dock  

RB5: North Greenwich - Woolwich Arsenal

RB6: Putney - Canary Wharf

Find fares information on the Thames Clippers website


River tours logo

River Tours

Sightseeing Tours

City Cruises Westminster to Greenwich cruise and Tower Pier circular tour
Find fares information on the City Cruises website

Thames River Services Westminster to Greenwich cruise
Find fares information on the Thames River Services website

Circular Cruise Westminster
Find fares information on the Circular Cruise Westminster website

London Eye Circular River Cruise
Find fares information on the London Eye website

Thames River Boats Westminster to Hampton Court
Find fares information on the Westminster Passenger Service Association website

Turks Hampton Court to Richmond
Find fares information on the Turks Launches website

Daytime dining cruises

Restaurant cruises are operated by Bateaux London
Find fares information on the Bateaux London website

Lunch cruises are operated by City Cruises
Find fares information on the City Cruises website

Evening cruises

Dinner cruises are operated by Bateaux London
Find fares information on the Bateaux London website

Evening cruises including Showboat, River Lights and Jazz cruises are operated by City Cruises
Find fares information on the City Cruises website

Speedboat Experiences  

Thames Rockets
Find fares information on the Thames Rockets website

Thames RIB Experience
Find fares information on the Thames RIB Experience website

Thamesjet
Find fares information on the Thamesjet website